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Mumba Botnet Compromises Over 55,000 Computers Worldwide

Mumba Botnet Infects over 55,000 Computers around the world

AVG Technologies issued a report this week that identified a global network of 55,000 malware-infected computers infected by the Mumba botnet.

AVG researchers discovered that the Mumba botnet, named after attributes indentified on the server, has stolen more than 60GB of data from users including credentials from social networking Web sites, banking account details, credit card numbers and emails.

Mumba Botnet Infects over 55,000 Computers around the world

AVG Technologies issued a report this week that identified a global network of 55,000 malware-infected computers infected by the Mumba botnet.

AVG researchers discovered that the Mumba botnet, named after attributes indentified on the server, has stolen more than 60GB of data from users including credentials from social networking Web sites, banking account details, credit card numbers and emails.

The Mumba botnet was developed by the “Avalanche Group,” a crybercrime group know for perfecting systems for rapid deployment of phishing sites and data stealing malware. Mumba uses the latest version of Zeus, currently one of the most common and most dangerous forms of malware.

The United States had the highest share of PCs infected by the Mumba botnet (33 percent), followed by Germany (17 percent), Spain (7 percent), United Kingdom (6 percent), Mexico and Canada (both 5 percent).

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